Thirty Under 30: Our Selection Criteria

 Thirty Under 30: Our Selection Criteria

The Thirty Under 30 Program has been a major part of the Learning event for over 10 years. It’s truly an honor to help support this program as it enters its second decade of visibility, voice, and development for the next generation of learning leaders.

There is a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s program, as evidenced by the high number of applications we’ve already received. I’ve spoken with a number of people about this year’s program, and one question has come up repeatedly.

What is the criteria used for judging Thirty Under 30 applications?

We’ve created a rubric as a means of identifying the key areas of learning leadership we are focusing on and establishing clear criteria for how judges will be measuring each area. Here’s a quick summary of the Learning 2020 Thirty Under 30 judging rubric:

Rubric categories

  • Contribution to and leadership in the learning & development profession
  • Career history and progress
  • Contributions to the Learning Conference and/or Learning Guild communities
  • Thought leadership
  • Alignment with the Learning Guild core values

Each category is rated on a scale from 1 to 5, based on how strongly the applicant demonstrates behaviors and performance linked to each category.

We’re looking forward to another great Thirty Under 30 program this year, and encourage you or members of your team to apply for this year’s cohort. Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, September 30.

Should you have any questions about this year’s applications or the rubric we’re using for judging, please feel free to reach out.

Thanks for being a part of the Learning Community.

David Kelly
Executive Director, The Learning Guild